Diacanthaspis Whittington 1941 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Odontopleurida - Odontopleuridae

Full reference: H. B. Whittington. 1941. Silicified Trenton trilobites. Journal of Paleontology 15(5):492-522

Parent taxon: Odontopleurinae according to J. M. Adrain and L. Ramskold 1997

See also Bruton 1965, Bruton 1966, Owen 1981, Ramsk├Âld and Chatterton 1991 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Acidaspis, Anacaenaspis, Charybdaspis, Dalaspis, Edgecombeaspis, Funeralaspis, Kettneraspis, Leonaspis, Odontopleura, Primaspis, Radiaspis

Subtaxa: Diacanthaspis (Diacanthaspis) Diacanthaspis decacantha Diacanthaspis elapsus Diacanthaspis lalage Diacanthaspis lepidus Diacanthaspis maquoketensis Diacanthaspis orandensis Diacanthaspis scitulus Diacanthaspis secretus Diacanthaspis trispineus Diacanthaspis ulrichi

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Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Whitwellian of Canada (3: Northwest Territories collections)

• Silurian of Canada (1: Northwest Territories), China (1), the Czech Republic (5), United States (1: Arkansas)

• Whiterockian of Norway (1)

• Ordovician of China (2), Kazakhstan (1), Norway (2), Spain (3), Sweden (2), the United Kingdom (11), United States (18: Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia)

Total: 51 collections including 61 occurrences

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